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Feb 20, 2013 7:00pm EST
week. according to the pentagon's chief budget officer robert hale, that would save between $4 and $5 billion. but it would all come out of people's paychecks. >> we feel we don't have any choice but to impose furloughs even though we would much prefer not to do it. frankly, this is within of the least -- the most distasteful tasks i have faced in my four years in this job. >> reporter: department of defense civilians run training range where navy pilots practice strafing runs. they manage the flow of supplies to troops in afghanistan, overhaul army tanks and provide medical care for everybody from wounded warriors to retirees. laying them off for one day a week would not cripple national defense, but it would, said jessica wright the pentagon's head of personnel, be an economic catastrophe for their families. >> if furloughs are enacted, civilians will experience a 20% decrease in their pay between late april and september. >> reporter: even then the pentagon would still have to find another $41 billion in savings during the last seven months of the fiscal year. internal pentagon
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Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
pay between late april and september. >> reporter: even then, the pentagon would still have to t find another $41 billion in savings during the last seven months of the fiscal year. of t internal pentagon documents show the army would have to stop bringing in equipment for overhaul at its maintenance depots, much of it badly in needer of repair after a decade of war. n the navy would shut down four of its nine carrier airwings. once shut down, it would take the airwings nine to 12 monthsga to regain their full fightingcape capability. and that's just for the rest of this fiscal year. if the budget crisis is not resolved, a new round of furloughs and cuts would begin with the start of the next fiscal year on october 1. >> pelley: david, thank you. and like we said, it's not just the defense budget. every federal agency is facing a the knife, and we asked chip w reid to fill us in on that. >> reporter: the f.b.i. says the budget cuts would require all employees, including special agents, to be furloughed for up to 14 days. jan fedarcyk is the former head of the f.b.i.'s new york fi
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